lust fragment 3
you crawl out of my mouth and my gums tear inside their broken jaw
I daydream you inside me.
Lana Del Rey bleeds in my ears,
congeals as I steal words between yr lips
with my swiping tongue:
those words who are what I always was
in my familiar way of being,
in a way that takes the gyration
of our bodies & transforms it—
We come together towards
this self portrait of two poets
as the American Boy, a self
portrait of this two as one
is us as you is
him as me is us
listening, is us talking
with our elbows
& toes & hip bones.
All of this, for you.
But then you are sudden-
ly so full bodied. You crawl
out of my mouth and my gums
tear inside their broken jaw.
Stern, your eyebrows flex to scream
you little fucker!
because somewhere in my love
I'd lost you. I'd stolen your humanity.
The music stops & in the sand I kneel
by your black denim, begging for a chance to keep it.
This poem was included in my book "I want you to feel ugly, too," which can be read on issuu.
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